Canton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 10,298 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 95th largest community in Connecticut.
Canton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Canton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in management occupations (13.74%), office and administrative support (10.89%), and business and financial occupations (9.01%).
Also of interest is that Canton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.06% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Canton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Canton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Canton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Canton, the average commute to work is 31.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Canton. 54.31% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $52,569, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,276 for a family of four.
Canton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Canton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Canton include Irish, Italian, German, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.